"Of all our national assets, Archives are the most precious; they are the gift of one generation to another and the extent of our care of them marks the extent of our civilization." Arthur Dougherty, Dominion Archivist 1904-1935
If nothing else is said of the diverse collection of items in the Archdiocesan Archives, it is that their preservation for future generations is the most important aspect of this endeavor. The documents, papers, art, vestments, books, and drawings are still with us, telling their stories now and for well into the future. It was our mission to create an appropriate and useful space for the Archdiocesan Archives, providing the artistic frame and the practical protection to this priceless collection.